4 v 4 Half Court Change Drill

Written by Coach Peterman

I have coached at the NCAA Division 2 (Southwestern Oklahoma State University), NAIA (USAO), and JUCO Levels (Blinn College and Carl Albert State College) as well as high school. I just felt that fellow coaches especially young coaches need to constantly work on their “game”. Just like the basketball players that we coach. We as coaches need to improve ourselves. That is my story and why I do this blog.

August 23, 2017

[By eBasketballCoach.com]


Players learn to quickly transition from offense to defense, without losing their man


Four offensive players will play live against four defensive players. Action is live and if the offense scores they take it up top and start again.

4 vs 4 court change drill


1.When the coach yells, “change” the offensive player will drop the ball. The defense goes to offense and offense goes to defense.

2.When transitioning from offense to defense, the offensive players cannot guard the player that was guarding him.

3.The closest defender to the ball should guard the ball handler.

4.The other 3 defenders should sprint to the rim and cover the low post.

5.This creates a scramble situation where players have to communicate, see ball, find a man, and closeout in relation to the ball.

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